Classical Guitars PLUS

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Smaller-Sized Guitars - Choosing the right size

If you have a guitar teacher, please take their advice over anything you read here. They know you best!!

The makers of the La Mancha brand of smaller-sized guitars suggest 2 methods.

Their first is based on height. This is our extended and edited version of their method -

Age Girls Age boys Height Size of guitar (scale length)
Above average height 14 to adult
14 to adult Over 169cm Full size 650mm scale
14 to adult 12 to 15 Between 164cm and 169cm 630mm scale
11 to 14 11 to 13 Between 148cm and 163cm 590mm scale
9 to 12 9 to 12 Between 137 and 147cm 530mm scale
Up to 9 Up to 9 Up to 136 470mm scale

The second La Mancha method is based on length of arm. For this method you need to be with the guitar.

  1. Hold the guitar upright on the floor.
  2. Put your elbow on the body of the guitar with your arm running up alongside the neck
  3. Your wrist bone should be close to the second fret .

 

Size guitar by length of arm - 2.
Size guitar by length of arm - 1.
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15 December 2018